Teenage Pregnancy and Academic Performance in Uganda. A Case Study of Kakure Sub-County, Kaberamaido District

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES viii

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ix

ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE 1

1 .0 Introduction

1.1 Background of the study~

1.2 Statement of the problem 5

1.3 Purpose of the study~ 6

1.4 Objectives of the study 6

1.5 Research Questions 6

1.6 Scope of the study 6

1.6.1 Subject scope 6

1.6.2 Geographical scope 6

1.6.3 Time Scope 6

1.7 significance of the study~ 7

CHAPTER TWO 8

LITERATURE REVIEW 8

2.0 Introduction 8

2.1 Definition of Key terms 8

2.2 Conceptual framework 9

2.3 Relationship between teenage pregnancy and academic performance 10

2.4 Causes of teenage pregnancy 11

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2.4 Suggested intervention measures 15

CHAPTER THREE 17

METHODOLOGY 17

3.0 Introduction 17

3.1 Research design 17

3.2 Area of study~ 17

3.3 The targeted population 17

3.4 Sample size 18

3.5 Source of data 18

3.5.1 Primary source of data 18

3.5.2 Secondary source of data 18

3.6 Research Instruments 18

3.6.1 Interviews 19

3.6.2 Questionnaires 19

3.6.3 Observation 19

3.7 Data presentation and Analysis 19

3.8 Ethical consideration 20

3.9 Limitations of the study 20

CHAPTER FOUR 21

DATA ANALYSIS, PRESENTATIONAND DISCUSSION 21

4.0 Introduction 2 I

4.1 Profile of the respondents 21

4.2 Gender of the respondents~ 21

4.3 Age of the respondents 22

4.4 Presentation of Respondents according to their level of educatiour 22

4.5 Presentation of the respondents according to the relationship between teenage pregnancy and

academic performance 23

4.6 Presentation of respondents according to the causes of teenage pregnancy~ 24

4.7 Presentation of respondents on the measures to minimize teenage pregnancy 25

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4.8 Discussion .25

Low Socio-econornic status .26

Peer pressure 26

Early Menarche (Early start of menstruation) 26

Mass media 26

Poor Parenting 27

Lack of access to contraceptives 27

Comprehensive sex education 28

Access to contraceptives 28

Abstinence (the ability to delay sex until marriage) 28

CHAPTER FIVE 30

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS 30

5.0 Introductiorn 30

5.1 Summary of the findings 30

Objective one: relationship between teenage pregnancy and academic performance 30

5.2 Conclusion 31

5.3 Recommendations 31

ABSTRACI’ Rently, the increase of teenage pregnancy has been very high in Uganda. The study therefore was designed to investigate the influence of teenage pregnancy on the academic performance of students at Kakure Sub-county in Kaberarnaido District. A total sample size of sixty (60) respondents was used for the study. The research instruments Such as questionnaires. interviews and observation were used to collect data for the study. The objectives of the study were to establish the relationship between teenage pregnancy and academic performance, the causes of teenage pregnancy and how to minimize the teenage pregnancy. With respect to findings on teenage pregnancy, it was that low socio-economic status such as poverty, mass media, peer influence and lack of access to teenage pregnancy among teenagers. And on the other hand, the recommended intervention measures were. access to contraception by student, comprehensive sex education are the major measures to teenage pregnancy. The study therefore recommended that government and other partner should introduce comprehensive sex education curriculum in schools and promotes youth friendly reproductive health services in schools.

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Frontiers, E. & DAVID, E (2022). Teenage Pregnancy and Academic Performance in Uganda. A Case Study of Kakure Sub-County, Kaberamaido District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/teenage-pregnancy-and-academic-performance-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-kakure-sub-county-kaberamaido-district

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and ENGINYU DAVID "Teenage Pregnancy and Academic Performance in Uganda. A Case Study of Kakure Sub-County, Kaberamaido District" Afribary. Afribary, 05 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/teenage-pregnancy-and-academic-performance-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-kakure-sub-county-kaberamaido-district. Accessed 07 Aug. 2022.

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Frontiers, Edu, and ENGINYU DAVID . "Teenage Pregnancy and Academic Performance in Uganda. A Case Study of Kakure Sub-County, Kaberamaido District". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Aug. 2022. Web. 07 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/teenage-pregnancy-and-academic-performance-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-kakure-sub-county-kaberamaido-district >.

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Frontiers, Edu and DAVID, ENGINYU . "Teenage Pregnancy and Academic Performance in Uganda. A Case Study of Kakure Sub-County, Kaberamaido District" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 07, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/teenage-pregnancy-and-academic-performance-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-kakure-sub-county-kaberamaido-district